Real World Speed
Performance profile from 45,468 user samples
45,468 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 75GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 34GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 591st / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
73.2 % 81.7 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
366 MB/s 403 MB/s Faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
187 MB/s 315 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+68%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.2 MB/s +3% 29.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.6 MB/s 82.7 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
221 MB/s 260 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.5 MB/s +3% 36.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
137 MB/s 211 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+54%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
425 MB/s 465 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
224 MB/s 370 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+65%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.2 MB/s +5% 35.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s 115 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
260 MB/s 305 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
44.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
170 MB/s 290 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+71%
Market Share
Based on 45,414,394 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 54.1 % +2%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.09 % Much higher market share.
+56%
Price
Price (score)
$59 Much cheaper.
+74%
104 USD
Value
Value For Money
8.06 % Better value.
+17%
6.92 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
246 MB/s 312 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+27%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
213 MB/s 294 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+38%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
201 MB/s 215 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
201 MB/s 264 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+31%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
169 MB/s 236 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+40%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s 180 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+13%
Age
Newest
111 Months 91.2 Months More recent.
+22%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
840 Pts 1,050 Pts Stronger server IO.
+25%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB   —
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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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